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ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager

Why should you attend?

ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager training enables you to develop the competence to master the risk management process related to all assets of relevance for Information Security using the ISO/IEC 27005 standard as a reference framework. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices of risk assessment methods such as OCTAVE, EBIOS, MEHARI and harmonized TRA. This training course corresponds with the implementation process of the ISMS framework presented in the ISO/IEC 27001 standard.

After understanding all the necessary concepts of Information Security Risk Management based on ISO/IEC 27005, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager” credential. By holding a PECB Risk Manager Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform an optimal Information Security Risk Assessment and timely manage Information Security risks.

Who should attend?

  • Information Security risk managers
  • Information Security team members
  • Individuals responsible for Information Security, compliance, and risk within an organization
  • Individuals implementing ISO/IEC 27001, seeking to comply with ISO/IEC 27001 or involved in a risk management program
  • IT consultants
  • IT professionals
  • Information Security officers
  • Privacy officers

Learning objectives

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Acknowledge the correlation between Information Security risk management and security controls
  • Understand the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques that enable an effective risk management process according to ISO/IEC 27005
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 in Information Security Risk Management
  • Acquire the competence to effectively advise organizations in Information Security Risk Management best practices

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in Information Security Risk Management
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on cases studies
  • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam


A fundamental understanding of ISO/IEC 27005 and comprehensive knowledge of Risk Assessment and Information Security.

More Details

Course agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to ISO/IEC 27005 and implementation of a risk management programme
  • Day 2: Information security risk assessment, risk treatment and acceptance as specified in ISO/IEC 27005
  • Day 3: Risk communication, consultation, monitoring, review and risk assessment methods


The “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of Information Security Risk Management
  • Domain 2: Implementation of an Information Security Risk Management program
  • Domain 3: Information Security risk management framework and process based on ISO/IEC 27005
  • Domain 4: Other Information Security risk assessment methods

For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.


After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO/IEC 27005 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.
The requirements for PECB Manager Certifications are:

Credential Exam Professional Experience Information Security Risk Management experience Other Requirements
PECB Ceritified ISO/IEC 27005 Provisional Risk Manager PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager exam or equivalent None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager exam or equivalent Two years: One year of work experience in ISRM Information Security Risk Management activities: a total of 200 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

To be considered valid, the information security activities should follow best implementation and management practices and include the following:

  • Defining a risk management approach
  • Designing and implementing an overall risk management process for an organization
  • Defining risk evaluation criteria
  • Performing risk assessment
  • Identifying assets, threats, existing controls, vulnerabilities and consequences (impacts)
  • Assessing consequences and incident likelihood
  • Evaluating risk treatment options
  • Selecting and implementing Information Security controls
  • Performing risk management reviews

General Information

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 350 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • An attestation of course completion worth 21 CPD (Continuing Professional
  • Development) credits will be issued to the participants who have attended the training course.
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free